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CityLight Pastor Commentary:
A burning bush should easily get our attention. Yet when Moses sees the burning bush in Exodus 3, the Bible says that Moses stopped, thought about it, and made a conscious decision to ‘…turn aside and see this great sight’ (v 3). What a calm, calculated decision for someone who’s presented with a BURNING BUSH!
Nothing in the Bible is included by accident. What we can’t afford to miss here is that God did not speak to Moses until He ‘…saw that he turned aside to look’ (v 4). The question is this: is God doing anything blatantly, obviously supernatural in your life right now that you’re ignoring? It’s easy to look at the story of Moses at the burning bush and assume that the situation would have had us in awe. But I’d like to argue that God is doing supernatural things all around us every day – things that are obvious and should be hard to miss – but we move on with our lives as if we didn’t even notice. Make the decision to turn aside and focus on what God is doing in your life instead of dwelling on what you think he isn’t doing. When we turn aside and see, God will speak to us.
“Father, help me to turn aside and see what you’re doing in my life! I know that you’re moving all around me all the time, and I want to take better notice! Help me to know that as soon as I look at what you’re doing, you will speak to me in Jesus’ Name!”
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